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Pinochet’s Past Is Still Present for Professor

Pinochet’s Past Is Still Present for Professor

February 1, 2007

As a child, Macarena Gómez-Barris fled Chile for Northern California with her family, exiles escaping the brutal rule of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. Now, as a faculty member in USC College, Gómez-Barris is plumbing…

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

February 1, 2007

USC College undergraduates Colin Koproske and Mathew Morgan have a modest goal: They want to change the tenor of American political dialogue. They want to replace polemics and partisanship with rational debate based on solid…

Life Sciences Building Named in Honor of Alumnus

Life Sciences Building Named in Honor of Alumnus

February 1, 2007

Amidst a shower of cardinal and gold streamers and music from the Trojan Band, USC College christened its flagship life sciences building the Ray R. Irani Hall on Friday, Feb. 9. The building was dedicated in honor of USC…

Good For the Goose, Not So Great For the Gander

Good For the Goose, Not So Great For the Gander

February 1, 2007

In the summer of 2005, USC College molecular biologist John Tower sent an e-mail marked high priority to all of his graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. From now on, he wrote, all experiments must include both…

Research Project Garners $600,000 Grant

Research Project Garners $600,000 Grant

January 1, 2007

A joint grant-writing initiative of USC's West Semitic Research Project, InscriptiFact, the USC Archaeological Research Collection and the USC Libraries has secured $600,000 in funding from the federal Institute of Museum and…

Paying Tribute to Talented Teachers

Paying Tribute to Talented Teachers

December 1, 2006

In this year’s entry of an annual tradition, USC College recognized the excellence of faculty and graduate students at its holiday party, held Dec. 5 at Davidson Conference Center. “We take very seriously the…

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

December 1, 2006

Former presidential candidate and activist Ralph Nader spoke to a rapt, standing-room-only audience of USC students. He had a serious message to impart. “Dissent is the mother of ascent,” Nader said. “All…

Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

November 20, 2006

An ever-escalating gang problem in the United States has been fought since the 1940s. And if something drastic is not done, the country is condemned to deal with a proliferation of street gangs for decades to come. So…

A Boone for the Environment

A Boone for the Environment

October 1, 2006

Hardhats and shiny shovels notwithstanding, the recent groundbreaking at the Catalina Island campus of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies was not your typical university celebration. The invite advised island…

Into Africa

Into Africa

October 1, 2006

To sit down and speak with USC College doctoral students Yesim Ince and Geert Poppe is to be energized. These international relations scholars are excited to talk about what they did this summer.Their enthusiasm for both the…